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Business and politics are inseparable. The relationship is as complex as it is dynamic. And it is becoming ever more relevant to sustainable business success. Our current model of financialized capitalism is transmogrifying into the new age of political capitalism. This is not a superficial development that will pass. It is rooted in the belief that our system of political economy is now failing too many. That the 21st century business model must tackle many of the political issues now facing our societies – from climate change to inequality; from new geostrategic challenges to globalization to the renewed quest for identity related to brands; from gender bias to the ethics of Artificial Intelligence; and very many others. The inter-relationship between business and politics is in the eye of that storm. The world is changing – fast. The shape and nature of that change will have the characteristics of politics not business. Volatile, emotional, complex, multi-directional and multi-dimensional, full of the unexpected, not comfortably linear. Success will come to those business leaders who develop a deep understanding of how politics works, how it drives as well as follows contemporary culture, and how to embed these understandings into the core of their business models.
Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia